Photo comp: Mercy Chepkoech, Kenya
Mercy Chepkoech
Award Level:
Bronze
Favourite memory of the Award:
My favourite memory of the award is when I got a chance to visit the statehouse. Four of our school presidential award participants were receiving their awards and this encouraged me a lot. Being a beginner it made me realise that no matter how hard it might be,giving up is never an option. I mean, I would also like to shake the President's hand someday .So with this ,I worked more on my logs and I gained a new skill of consistency.
Age:
19
Biggest challenge from doing the Award:
The biggest challenge from doing the award,for me has been assess to internet. Sometimes am at places where there is no Internet at all and this makes filling of logs difficult. At times I lack Internet data which also makes it difficult for me to fill the logs.
Country:
Kenya
Have you continued any of your Award activities? If so, what:
Yes. I have continued with jogging which has been my physical recreation activity. It is my hobby and I enjoy doing it. So this is a story of painted skies and its glory.So when I joined this award I selected photography as my first skill activity .At the beginning I didn't know what to do and how to begin but through the help and guidance of my assessor and my award leader I was able to navigate through. Honestly ,when I began photography I had no idea of what pictures to take. So one day as I was walking home from school I looked at the sunset and suddenly all I wanted to do was to take photos of it .And that is where my photography journey began.I felt the warmth of its colours and it was felt like a healing moment for me. Since then I've seen hundreds of sunsets and I have tried to capture every moment. Each one has new clouds and distinct colours which hits the sky uniquely. I have grown to love sunsets no matter how bad my day gets. On my sad days I always look at them and they ease my mind and warms my heart. Sunsets have taught me that they can be beautiful endings and this has kept me going each and every day and it has given me a reason to be thankful for each and every sunset that I get to see. I have been trying to make it to as many sunsets as I can.Life is better with sunsets in it. Am obsessed .I'd rather watch the sunset than Netflix.
Award Role:
Participant